Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_Soldier
I am seriously considering getting rid of my cable connection all together and going to Netflix.
The price looks right and if you have a PS3 or XBox 360 or a Laptop with HDMI you can stream live to your t.v. The cable companies bundle so many garbage channels and thanks to Canadian Entertainment protectionism our choices are very limited and overpriced.
The only thing I would miss is the News and HBO.
My main concern is bandwidth costs. Anyone else considered this?
Already there. Dumped cable two months ago and don't miss it at all. Netflix is crap still. No titles is the problem.
Depending on what you want to watch, you can do quite nicely with Itunes for current movies and tv shows, many of the shows you watch are available online at a lower resolution. Some adjustment with transfer limits. We hit about 70 gigs a month streaming which topped out my 60 gig limit. So switching to the next level up is about a ten spot more and give me a little head room and fast speed.
Global, CTV, CP24 all put news online. I was spending about $110 a month for tv so that leaves a lot of room to buy
a few series the wife likes, plenty of movies and with all the free stuff around, Like You Tube, I don't miss Cable a bit. There is surf the channel, Cast tv, tubeplus all are free and have various issues like some content not allowed in Canada, and poor resolution. But it's free and you can get over it if the story line is good. Go for it man and if you want movies, go to Zip.ca and sign up for the 3 dvds at a time deal. For the $28 bucks a month you get some good stuff to look forward to. Also you can find whole series for like ten bucks a season for older season at various bigbox stores.